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Donalds, Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
October 31, 2014
parisitoid mite? eating springtail.

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Definitely Mesostigmata, possibly a member of the family Parasitidae as suggested by Kim (though with an extra 'o' :-)), but I would need a ventral view of the mite to be sure.

Thanks much, Heather. (I got the superfamily spelling here but looks like it contains only the family Parasitidae.)

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Moved from ID Request.

This would be a predator rather than a parasitoid, because it wanders around eating things instead of attaching to one just one host.

I was thinking along the lines of superfamily Parasitoidea, (some are seen feeding on springtails), but I'm likely wrong :-).

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